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You can straighten your smile discreetly with Invisalign, the clear and comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. With Invisalign, there are no hard metal brackets and wires to poke or irritate the gums and mouth. Invisalign utilizes soft, removable trays to gently straighten and align the teeth. Invisalign is an excellent option for adults and teens who want a beautiful, straight smile without wearing traditional braces that are readily noticeable. In San Antonio, TX, Invisalign is available through Dr. Emanuel Dehelean of Silver Oaks Dentistry.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a convenient and an effective method for discreetly straightening your smile. Unlike traditional braces with hard, metal brackets and wires, Invisalign uses soft plastic trays to straighten and align the teeth. The trays fit over the top and bottom rows of teeth and new trays are provided every few weeks. Positioning of the teeth changes slightly with each new set of trays, which is how the teeth are gently guided into the desired position. The trays are customized specifically for you. In San Antonio, Invisalign is offered at Silver Oaks Dentistry.
Advantages of Invisalign
There are several advantages to choosing Invisalign for straightening your smile. Invisalign offers comfort and convenience, while being discreet. Advantages of Invisalign include:
- The clear trays are discreet and barely noticeable to others.
- The trays are made from a soft plastic material and are comfortable to wear.
- There are no uncomfortable metal components to poke and irritate the mouth.
- The trays are easily removed when eating and drinking to prevent food particles from becoming trapped between the aligner trays and teeth.
- The trays can be removed when brushing and flossing to achieve a more thorough cleaning and better oral hygiene.
- The removable trays can be temporarily taken out when having your photo taken.
- The aligner trays provide protection against wear and tear for individuals who grind their teeth.
Straighten your smile discreetly with Invisalign. The aligner trays are soft, comfortable, removable and discreet. The many advantages of Invisalign makes it an easy choice for straightening your teeth. For Invisalign in San Antonio, TX, schedule a consultation with Dr. Dehelean by calling Silver Oaks Dentistry at (210) 656-4699.
There are several different types of braces available today. Braces, also called orthodontics, can be used to straighten crooked teeth, close large gaps between teeth or correct a misaligned bite, in which the top and bottom row of teeth do not line up properly. If you need braces to correct any of these dental concerns, you don’t necessarily need to visit an orthodontist. At Silver Oaks Dentistry in San Antonio, TX Dr. Emanuel Dehelean can help you select the right type of braces for your needs.
Types of Braces
Braces are a common orthodontic method for straightening teeth and correcting misaligned bites. The different types of braces include traditional metal braces, clear aligners, such as Invisalign, lingual braces and clear ceramic braces. Based on your specific dental needs, your San Antonio dentist can advise you on which type of braces might work best for you.
Metal braces, clear braces and lingual braces are all similar to one another. These different types of braces each use brackets and wires to move the teeth. For both metal braces and clear braces, the brackets and wires are placed on the front of the teeth. The main difference between the two is that the brackets for clear braces are made from white ceramic that blends in with the teeth, making them less noticeable than the silver brackets of metal braces. For lingual braces, the brackets and wires are even less noticeable as they are placed on the backs of the teeth.
A fourth type of braces utilizes clear aligners to straighten the teeth and close up gaps. A name brand of clear aligners that many people are familiar with is Invisalign, but there are other brands that work the same way. Clear aligners utilize trays that fit over the top and bottom rows of teeth. The trays are made from soft plastic and are custom fit to each patient’s teeth. A major advantage of clear aligners is that they are removable, which makes brushing easier and prevents food from getting trapped in the aligners when eating.
There are many different types of braces to suit everyone’s needs. To learn more about which type of braces might be right for you, speak with Dr. Dehelean, your San Antonio, TX dentist. To schedule an appointment, contact Silver Oaks Dentistry by calling (210) 656-4699.